Harvest Crittenden - Illuminated Initials - April 20, 23, 27, 30

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John Neal Books is not hosting this class.

Illuminated Initials with Master Penman Harvest Crittenden
through learncalligraphy.com

April 20, 23, 27, & 30  2022
10am Pacific Time
Registration opens March 27

Live online group workshop via Zoom, with live lessons recorded and available for replay.

Gilded initials are perfect for use on the most formal corporate piece to the most informal gifts! Frame them, use them on a fancy certificate.

Just want to use gold leaf? Apply the gilding techniques to other art pieces like the centers of your flowers or filigrees.

Harvest provides us with multiple capital alphabet exemplars to choose from and then guides us through adding embellishments and designs to create a unique piece of art.

We'll learn step-by-step painting techniques to build depth then step-by-step gilding techniques for creating smoothly pillowed golden effects using Instacoll and real leaf gold.

For more information and to register: https://www.learncalligraphy.com/illuminated_initials

Supply List

  • Simple gouache set of at the three primary colors + black and white. (Note: acrylic gouaches or paints will not work!) (WNG-HC1)
  • Two fine point brushes (suggested size: 00) (BR49)
  • One cheap brush just for mixing paint (BR43)
  • Mixing palette (or kitchen dish/plate) (S679) (S747)
  • Water rinsing jar (S1005)
  • Paper towels
  • Waterproof black ink and nib OR Pigma Micron pen for fine lining (suggested size: 01) (M17) 
  • Pencil (recommended: HB or harder) (PL38)
  • Kneaded eraser (E09)
  • Ruler or straight edge (S270) (S271)
  • 1 embosser (needs to have a small end) (S478)
  • 1 sheet of grid paper (recommended 1/8th inch grid) (P22)
  • 1 sheet of tracing paper or drafting vellum (P112)
  • 3-4 Good quality Q-tips, for polishing the gold
  • Small container of Instacoll (S892) 
  • 1 or 2 sheets of patent 23k gold (S940) (S189-5)
  • Optional: A good magnifier for detailed work (S1112)